Released in May 2008 the Panasonic SDR-H40 is a standard definition camcorder. The little brother of the SDR-H60, it records MPEG-2 to its 40GB internal hard drive or loaded SD/SDHC card. Still images are restricted by the camcorder's lackluster CCD, producing a maximum image resolution of 640x480 (0.3MP). While it is slightly larger than many consumer offerings, the ability to take up to 9-36 hours of footage without erasing or transferring is reason enough to consider this model. Battery life is 90 Minutes.
- CCD: 1/6", 0.8MP
- Resolution: 640 x 480 at 30 fps
- Screen: 2.7" LCD, 123K pixel
- Zoom: 42x optical, 2000x digital
- Tape type: SD/SDHC + internal 40GB HD
- Interface: buttons
- Battery life: 90 minutes